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2001 Isuzu VehiCross vs. 2012 Buick LaCrosse

To start off, 2012 Buick LaCrosse is newer by 11 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2001 Isuzu VehiCross. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2001 Isuzu VehiCross would be higher. At 3,165 cc (6 cylinders), 2001 Isuzu VehiCross is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2001 Isuzu VehiCross (212 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 30 more horse power than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (182 HP @ 6700 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2001 Isuzu VehiCross should accelerate faster than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Isuzu VehiCross weights approximately 12 kg more than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2001 Isuzu VehiCross is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2001 Isuzu VehiCross will offer significantly more control. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2001 Isuzu VehiCross (284 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 51 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM). This means 2001 Isuzu VehiCross will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Buick LaCrosse.

Compare all specifications:

2001 Isuzu VehiCross 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Isuzu Buick
Model VehiCross LaCrosse
Year Released 2001 2012
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3165 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 212 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 284 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4900 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline / Electric Hybrid
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Automatic 6-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1752 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 4140 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1710 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 2340 mm 2837 mm


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